We are so excited to welcome Sarah to our Blue Heron family! Sarah just moved here from Massachusetts in order to be closer to the ocean. She is a licensed acupuncturist with a mixed background in all things relating to finding balance in the body. 🧘🏻‍♀️ We hope this interview with Sarah helps you get to know her little better!

How did you become interested in acupuncture?

It was a natural discovery. The medicine intrigued me because it looked at the whole picture, the whole body. Traditional Chinese medicine is very much the answer to many riddles and puzzles that a patient presents with. When looking at a patient, taking into account the physical body, mental body and energetic body, a practitioner of Chinese Medicine can see patterns, and those patterns bring you closer to the root of the disharmony that a patient may be experiencing. I love being able to integrate all of my previous studies to reinforce and share this amazing medicine.

Can you tell me a little about your background?

I studied nutrition & dietetics to find harmony with food. Food is medicine, and examining the relationship of how food plays a role in shifting how you feel, how you fuel your body and, show up in the world, feels like an opportunity because we do this three times a day. I have also studied yoga and meditation, becoming a teacher of both in order to deepen my practice was one of the best decisions of my life. I learn best by teaching. Movement and stillness came to be another way in which I could find balance in my body. I further studied Ayurveda, energy medicine, as well as the essence of essential oils to fill my arsenal with all the tools of our ancestors. Old medicine is old medicine for a reason, it has worked for years, and is still around because of that.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

The patients! I learn so much from them.

What is your favorite acupuncture point?

As of late, anything on the ear!

What are your hobbies?

Sunrises and writing. I just published my first book.

What is your favorite health/wellness tip?

With every season of your life there comes different challenges and celebrations, remember that we are constantly changing and adapting, as is the world around us.